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Out of This World Reads for Teens
Across the Universe by
Call Number: YA REV
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship —tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
These Broken Stars by
Call Number: YA KAU
Publication Date: 2014-11-25
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Life on Mars by
Publication Date: 2011-04-14
A collection of twelve original stories that explore the possibility of being able to travel to and live on Mars.
Red Lightning by
Call Number: SF VAR
Publication Date: 2006-04-04
The son of one of the first explorers of Mars, Ray Garcia-Strickland is tired of the overdevelopment and tourists there, and when Earth is struck by a mysterious object, he is forced to return to Earth to help solve the mystery.
Paper Girls Volume 1 by
Call Number: PAPER GIRLS G VAU V. 1
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
Cosmos: the Infographic Book of Space by
Call Number: 520 LOW
Publication Date: 2015-10-30
Starting with the Big Bang itself, we explore the secret lives of galaxies and stars, and examine the thousand new planets now discovered beyond the Solar System-- checking out their viability for alien life. We chronicle the incredible instruments and machines that are discovering the hidden secrets of the Universe, from 'telescopes' deep under the Antarctic ice to robotic explorers on distant worlds. We investigate the astounding technology used by human astronauts as they push out beyond the Moon to Mars-- and on towards the stars.
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by
Call Number: 500 MUN
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:
- the shared space house (the International Space Station)
- the other worlds around the sun (the solar system)
- Red world space car (Curiosity Rover)
- US Space Team's Up Goer Five (Saturn V rocket)
Blueprint for a Battlestar by
Call Number: 500 PYL
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
From transporters to fully functioning androids, science fiction expands our imaginations, spurring us to think about what the future might hold. But what would it take to bring this fictional technology to fruition? Here, in an irresistible analysis, is the real science behind 25 inventions from the most popular sci-fi movies and TV series.